Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Betting Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2018 NHL hockey betting season continues this Friday night with an intriguing Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup. The Bruins have had an up and down season so far and are trying to work their way into a top 3 ranking within the Atlantic Division. The Guins on the other hand, are tied for 3rd in the Metropolitan and will be vying to secure their divisional standing in the coming weeks. So what kind of matchup can we expect this Friday night? Let’s check on the NHL sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Friday, December 14th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stream: Watch ESPN, NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
The Bruins enter this evening’s matchup sporting a 17-10-4 record that ranks them 4th overall in the Atlantic Division. Currently the division is led by the Tampa Bay Lightning who are sitting on 51 points on the season. But to crack the top 3, Boston just needs to surpass the 3rd seeded Buffalo Sabres who have amassed 42 points on the year. Entering this evening’s matchup riding a 3 game winning streak, the Bruins are ready to bridge that Atlantic Division gap this very evening. Looking over each side’s stats, it’s clear that this could turn into a memorable matchup. This is because the Bruins rank 27th in scoring while the Guins rank 20th in goals allowed. Similarly Pittsburgh ranks 8th in scoring while the Bruins rank 2nd in goals allowed.
Players to Watch: David Pastrnak (21 G, 17 A, 38 PTS.), Brad Marchand (10 G, 22 A, 32 PTS.), and Patrice Bergeron (9 G, 17 A, 26 PTS.).
The Penguins enter this evening’s contest sporting a 13-11-6 record that nets them 32 points on the season. Although that’s good enough to rank them 3rd in the Metropolitan, Pittsburgh really needs to improve their results if they want to bolster their chances at making the playoffs. Since they’re 3-4 in their last 7, it’s clear that the Guins are barely staying afloat in the divisional rankings.
Players to Watch: Evgeni Malkin (10 G, 23 A, 33 PTS.), Phil Kessel (12 G, 21 A, 33 PTS.), and Sidney Crosby (15 G, 17 A, 32 PTS.).
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup? All in all this one is a bit of a tossup. The Bruins come in with more momentum but will be playing on the road. But in the end Boston feels like a stronger pick. The fact that they’re the underdogs makes taking them straight up that much more lucrative. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 Boston.